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Solo cooking is so much fun. Yes, cooking for one can be a challenge, it can be time-consuming and can even make an extra challenge when it comes to kitchen logistics.
How much pasta to buy for a single person? How many pounds of carrots do you actually need per week? Do you know how to keep fresh fruit and vegetables longer? Can you save money while cooking for one?
These and many other questions are continually on the mind of solo players, because after all, everyone wants to spend less time cooking, and more time eating.
Luckily, there are tested ways on how you can make cooking for one easier and faster. Here is how to do so.Cooking for one can be a challenge. Here are some tips to simplify the process and save time, money, and energy. Click To Tweet
Healthy Eating On The Go
Even if you work from home, and do not commute often, you can still have chaotic days, when you just need to eat something to keep you going.
Eating anything isn’t the same as eating fresh food. Can you combine these two? The truth is that eating fresh while on the go is challenging: think about carrying food around, cleaning the dishes, and constantly thinking if your food bag is with you or not.
To avoid additional stress but to still eat fresh products, you should think about meals that are easy to prepare or are prepared already like a sandwich and a no sugar added yogurt – this way you will have an easy meal, that you can mix with seasonal fruit and have a full boost.
Stock Your Fridge Smart
Be honest about your feeding style.
- Do you cook?
- How often do you order food?
- Does your food spoil often?
Answering honestly on these questions will help you organize your fridge as you should. There is nothing smart about buying every food item that you see: you should buy only ingredients that you will actually use. Focus on getting food that you enjoy and you can prepare in different forms. If possible, plan your meals to save extra time.
Pro tip: To keep your fruits and vegetables fresher for a longer period, place them in a bowl with water.
Cook Once, Eat Thrice
Do not let cooking eat your day. To get the most out of your meals you need to cook in advance. Cook a meal that provides 2 to 4 servings per meal, so you can leave it for the following day. Add to that a huge bowl of fresh salad and you will satisfy both your mind and your body.
Five Extra Tips On How To Make Cooking For One Easy
- Indulge in premade or frozen eats
- Choose veggies you can cook once and eat multiple times
- Freeze individual ingredients
- Use produce on the edge of going bad
- Make a meal plan for the week
Invite friends over a delicious meal. Cooking for one doesn’t mean that you have to eat alone every night. Not sure what to do with products that are about to go bad? Research recipes, mix food items, and make exciting meals that everyone will love.
Can you share any other tips for cooking for one?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.